In relation to the HPV vaccine, the text of the motion passed at TUI Congress was as follows: ‘Congress requests the Executive to explore the structures currently in place in relation to the provision of the HPV vaccine in second level schools.’
Click here to download TUI President Joanne Irwin's response to Minister Richard Bruton's address. Wednesday, 19th April 2017.
Click here to download TUI President Joanne Irwin's address to TUI Annual Congress 2017
In a wide ranging address to 500 delegates in Cork this afternoon, Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI) General Secretary John MacGabhann tackled a number of issues relating to education and industrial relations including the campaign for pay equalisation, the funding crisis in Institutes of Technology and workload issues affecting members.
Almost 30% of recent entrants to post-primary teaching believe it is unlikely or very unlikely that they will still be in the profession in ten years’ time, according to the findings of a new survey by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI). The union is calling for an acceleration of pay parity and an end to discrimination against younger teachers.
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) has called for the application of a 1% levy on corporate profits to tackle the funding crisis afflicting the Irish higher education sector.
A message from the National Council for Special Education (NCSE):
Institutes of technology have fared better than universities in the latest study of third-level performance which compares colleges under different headings instead of overall rankings.
The latest TUI News magazine will be posted to schools, colleges and centres later this week.
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Please note that the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has issued revised rates for both motor travel and subsistence. The changes come into effect on 1st April 2017.
Whole-time annual basic salaries (i.e. salaries exclusive of allowances) up to €65,000 are increased by €1,000 with effect from 1 April 2017.
*** Please note - deadline extended to Tuesday, 28th March 2017***
TUI maintains a high level of vigilance in relation to the issue of member workload. In 2015, the Union carried out a survey of the workload of teachers which, thanks to major engagement from members, provided extremely important data which was then used to inform the Union’s position in discussions with the Department of Education and Skills and other education partners and also in the national media.
This year, ahead of Annual Congress 2017, we are updating the research.
Circular letter 9/2017 sets out the dates of the standardised breaks for Christmas, Easter and mid-term in the first and second terms for the school years 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20.
Following a ballot of TUI members, Seamus Lahart (Tipperary SR Branch) has been elected incoming Vice-President of TUI (position effective from July 2017).